Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

John Gormley

Question:

145 Mr. Gormley asked the Minister for Defence the number of civil servants appointed by him and his Ministers of State to look after constituency matters; the costs involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5104/00]

There are three Civil Service staff attached to my ministerial offices looking after constituency matters. The total salary cost involved is approximately £47,240 per annum. There are three Civil Service staff attached to the office of the Minister of State at a cost of approximately £61,440 per annum.